The Release Cycle¶
This document explains the release cycle of the Sylius project (i.e. the
code & documentation hosted on the main
Sylius/Sylius Git repository).
Sylius manages its releases through a time-based model and follows the Semantic Versioning strategy:
- A new Sylius minor version (e.g. 1.1, 1.2, etc.) comes out at least every four months.
- A new Sylius patch version (e.g. 1.0.1, 1.0.2, etc.) comes out at least every three weeks.
New Sylius minor releases will drop unsupported PHP versions.
The full development period for any minor version is divided into two phases:
- Development: First 5/6 of the time intended for the release to add new features and to enhance existing ones.
- Stabilization: Last 1/6 of the time intended for the release to fix bugs, prepare the release, and wait for the whole Sylius ecosystem (third-party libraries, plugins, and projects using Sylius) to catch up.
During both periods, any new feature can be reverted if it won’t be finished in time or won’t be stable enough to be included in the coming release.
Each minor Sylius version is maintained for a fixed period of time after its release. This maintenance is divided into:
- Bug fixes and security fixes: During this period, being eight months long, all issues can be fixed. The end of this period is referenced as being the end of maintenance of a release.
- Security fixes only: During this period, being sixteen months long, only security related issues can be fixed. The end of this period is referenced as being the end of life of a release.
|Version||Release date||End of maintenance||End of life||Status|
|1.0||Sep 13, 2017||May 13, 2018||Jan 13, 2019||Not supported|
|1.1||Feb 12, 2018||Oct 12, 2018||Jun 12, 2019||Not supported|
|1.2||Jun 13, 2018||Feb 13, 2019||Oct 13, 2019||Not supported|
|1.3||Oct 1, 2018||Jun 1, 2019||Feb 1, 2020||Not supported|
|1.4||Feb 4, 2019||Oct 4, 2019||Jun 4, 2020||Not supported|
|1.5||May 10, 2019||Jan 10, 2020||Sep 10, 2020||Not supported|
|1.6||Aug 29, 2019||Apr 29, 2020||Dec 29, 2020||Security support only|
|1.7||Mar 2, 2020||Nov 16, 2020||Jul 16, 2021||Fully supported|
|1.8||Sep 14, 2020||May 14, 2021||Jan 14, 2022||Fully supported|
|Version||Development starts||Stabilization starts||Release date|
|1.9||Sep 14, 2020||Mid December 2020||Late January 2021|